Diagnosing Asthma v23

This course is for the interdisciplinary healthcare team ( RN, MD, RT, APP, EMS) and provides a review of diagnosing a pediatric patient with asthma. 

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers, Doctors, EMS, Nurses and Respiratory Therapist.

Learner Outcomes

After viewing this presentation, participants will self-report increased knowledge and competency related to identifying patients at risk for asthma and diagnosing asthma.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key symptoms of asthma and common triggers
  • Identify the risk factors for developing asthma in childhood
  • Describe the other diseases and illnesses that can mimic asthma is in the diagnostic process
  • Discuss the basic treatment choices for children with asthma


Original version: 07.2021
Reviewed: 07.2023 (no content changes)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

Faculty Presenter:

Monica Federico, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical Director, Asthma Program
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Peer reviewed by:

Joyce Baker MBA, RRT-NPS, AE-C 
Asthma Clinical Program Coordinator
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Melanie Gleason, MS, PA-C, AE-C
Senior Instructor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate
Complete this course and the evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.